Research activities in skin cancer of the Department of Dermatology

Research groups

Ralph Braun

Main fields of research

Our main interest is the non invasive diagnosis of skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. We use established techniques such as dermoscopy as well as artificial intelligence for skin cancer diagnosis. Due to different international research collaborations our patients benefit directly from the latest technological developments.


Group members

Sara Hofer, Master Student
Mariana Antonella Guerrero Corrales, Master Student
Javier Barranco Garcia, PHD


Ralph Braun, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Dermatologische Klinik

Tel. +41 44 255 97 40
Spezialgebiete: Hautkrebsvorsorge, Diagnostik und Behandlung von Hautkrebs, Allgemeine Dermatologie

Reinhard Dummer

Main fileds of research

The team has established a world class skin cancer center providing the best clinical care connected to translation and clinical research. We intensively investigate the immune biology of cutaneous lymphomas, cutaneous melanoma and epithelial skin cancers. Based on the microenvironment of these tumors, we have established immune interventions in cell cultures and animal models. Translational research applies this new knowledge to our patients in order to provide effective treatment with best quality of life.


Group members

Johanna Mangana, Associate Physician
Florentia Dimitriou, Associate Physician
Isabelle Pieper-Scholz, Tumor Documentalist
Ofer Reiter and Ayelet Rishpon, external Research Fellows (MSKCC New York)
Sara Hofer, Master Student
Mariana Antonella Guerrero Corrales, Master Student
Javier Barranco Garcia, PHD


Reinhard Dummer, Prof. Dr. med.

Stv. Klinikdirektor, Dermatologische Klinik
Director CCCZ Clinical Trials, Leiter Hauttumorzentrum, Chair Expertengruppe Immunonkologie, Comprehensive Cancer Center Zürich

Tel. +41 44 255 25 07
Spezialgebiete: Dermatoonkologie, insbesondere Hautmalignome, metastasierendes Melanom, Dermatopathologie, Klinische Forschung

Mitchell Paul Levesque



Group Members

Phil Cheng, PhD
Ossia Eichhoff, PhD
Annalisa Saltari, PhD
Gaetana Restivo, PhD
Julia Martinez-Gomez, PhD
Patrick Turko, PhD
Andreas Dzung, PhD student
Alice Langer, technician
Jan Käsler, technician
Mirka Schmid, technician
Corinne Stoffel, PhD student
Ishani Banik, PhD student
Alessandra Cereghetti, PhD student


Mitchell Levesque, Prof.

Ordentlicher Professor für experimentelle Immundermatologie, Dermatologische Klinik

Tel. +41 43 253 32 85